We are often questioned whether it is possible to monitoring a cell phone without installation on the target mobile phone. The answer is no. Contact us for more explication.
To make it clear in advance, we offer monitoring software for mobile phones to be installed with the consent of the user. The only exception are combined own children under 18 employees with their written consent. If in doubt consult a lawyer.
To control / monitor a mobile phone, it requires monitoring software cell phone to be installed on the target phone.
We are often asked if it is not possible to install monitoring software or Spy App on a mobile phone by sending an SMS to the mobile phone to be monitored. That is, in any case, not possible for us. Contact us for more information.
In the past there have been many reports about Stagefright. Stagefright is a vulnerability in Android’s Media Server that can be exploited to execute malicious code on an Android phone by sending a specially prepared video file to the phone via MMS. However, at FLEXImobile we don’t think much of taking advantage of active security holes. Much more we concentrate on using the possibilities offered by the eco-system of an operating system.
Be that as it may.
As already mentioned at the beginning an installation of a Spy App via simple SMS is not possible. In order to install the Spy App on a mobile phone, physical access to the mobile phone is necessary. Even if it would be possible, the user would still have to get somehow to start / open the installed monitoring app and then enter your email address to complete the registration.
But what is definitely possible via SMS, WhatsApp, … and can also be used by police or other government bodies, is the silent SMS. A so called silent SMS is sent e.g. by the police to a mobile phone without something on the mobile phone lights up or flashes or can be recognized in the inbox. In response, the sender receives information about the location of the mobile phone, for example, without the user ever noticing anything about it. Unfortunately, one can only protect oneself against a silent SMS by completely switching off the mobile phone and taking the battery out of the mobile phone.
For more information about monitoring or controlling mobile phones please contact our support team by email or live chat, they will explain all the details